Originally Posted by MacG
Thanks for your reply. That info that I am trying to find out is from a MRI. I do have arm, shoulder, back pain for some time now
Hi Mac. I agree that anything pressing on your spinal cord is serious, but don't panic. My MRI read:
C5-6--There is a small midline protruding disc which moderately effaces the thecal sac. The neural foramina at this level are unremarkable.
C6-7--The study shows a huge extruded disc within the right paracentral area, obliterating almost the entire right spinal canalicular thecal sac, with extension into the entrance zone of the right neural foramen. This huge disc is a grade 3 disc extrusion. The left neural foramen is unremarkable.
It scared me to death, especially when my Primary care doctor called and said you will be having surgery asap because they don't use words like huge or obliterating on MRI reports. Then the neurosurgeon called and squeezed me in in three days instead of the normal 30+ days. I thought I was gonna drop dead at any moment
, but I haven't. I'm having a two level fusion on March 16th. Good luck.